True Blood (2008–2014)
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In a society where humans and vampires co-exist, set in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse is a young woman who may have found a perfect boyfriend. Sookie is ... See full summary »

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In a society where humans and vampires co-exist, set in the small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse is a young woman who may have found a perfect boyfriend. Sookie is clairvoyant and constantly hears people's thoughts so it makes dating a bit difficult since she tries to keep her ability a secret. When 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton walks into the Merlotte's Bar & Grill where she works as a waitress, she realizes that she can't "hear" what he's thinking, thus giving away his origins since she can't hear the thoughts of those whom are technically dead. Vampires "came out of the coffin" two years ago when the Japanese invented Tru Blood, a synthetic blood substitute. Sookie rescues Bill when a couple of lowlife rednecks, the Rattrays, try to steal his blood to sell on the black market, but she may have a price to pay for interfering. Meanwhile, Sookie's older brother, Jason, is a smooth-talking hustler and lothario who works part-time with a construction crew, and who ... Written by garykmcd

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"True Blood" takes its name from the brand of synthetic blood that the Japanese have patented in Harris' novels. Vampires can actually drink it, thereby bypassing their need for human blood. See more »

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When Lafayette and Tara are talking at the bar Lafayette has a coffee cup. In one shot the handle of the coffee cup is facing left and in another it is facing right. See more »

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Lafayette Reynolds: Hey, hooker. How you doin'? What are you doin' here?
Tara Thornton: I work here.
Lafayette Reynolds: [not believing] Oh no, the hell you don't.
Tara Thornton: Oh yes the hell I do too, you ugly bitch! You need to make peace with that.
Lafayette Reynolds: Shit. Sam must've lost his damned mind 'cause you should not be allowed to work in no situation where you actually gotta interact with people.
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Still Beating
Performed by Josh Ritter
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Series starts off showing great promise
7 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is hard to judge an entire series by one episode, but there is strong hope for this series.

Oscar winner Anna Paquin (The Piano, X-Men, X2) as Sookie is excellent. She had powers that are not explained in the first show, but that is not what her special. She just has sweetness and honey dripping from her mouth and makes you want to immediately take her home to momma.

Brook Kerr ("Passions") really caught my eye. She is just so darn funny and really keeps things rocking.

Lois Smith (Five Easy Pieces) as Gran also seems to be a character that is going to make this show interesting.

There is a great mixture of humor, sex, and passion that should make for a great series.


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